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COMIC REEL: Whedon On “Avengers'” Global Impact; “Flash’s” Justice League Easter Egg

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COMIC REEL: Whedon On “Avengers'” Global Impact; “Flash’s” Justice League Easter Egg

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Director Joss Whedon stopped by Marvel’s web series “The Watcher” to talk to host Lorraine Cink about a little film he’s working on called “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it, or watched the trailer upwards of three dozen times? The director spoke about the film’s global reach, mentioning that the production shot in locations like the Italian Alps, Seoul, Johannesburg, Bangladesh and England. “Weirdly enough, the entire film takes place in Cleveland,” Whedon joked.

“This is a very global film,” said Whedon. “We wanted the world’s perspective on the Avengers — what they’re doing, what they’ve been doing and who they are. They’re being the Avengers and that’s a global thing and it doesn’t make everybody love them.”

You can check out the rest of the interview below.

Opens May 1, 2015

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

To hold you over until “S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns on November 11, Spoiler TV has posted a bunch of promo images for the episode titled “The Writing on the Wall.” You can check out a few of them below.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

You can check out our recap for last night’s episode, “The Magician,” over at Spinoff.

The CW has released a promo for next week’s episode, “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” which pits hacker against hacker.

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Stephen “Oliver Queen” Amell where he speaks about the first chunk of season three, specifically about how the League of Assassins factors into the series.

“Everything that’s happening with Sara and Nyssa’s involvement is all leading to a much bigger conflict which is really the crux of our first nine episodes,” said Amell. “By the end of episode four, there is a ticking time bomb in the form of the League of Assassins that is over Oliver’s head. Oliver is so protective of his process and his city that by the end of episode four, he makes enemies with the League.”

Comic Book Resources recently chatted with John Barrowman about Malcolm Merlyn’s return and how the actor views his villainous character.

“Malcolm doesn’t see himself as a bad guy, obviously,” said Barrowman. “He sees himself as a hero. He sees himself as being misunderstood and is quite upset — although he doesn’t show the upset — when people don’t see him as doing good or doing right. Obviously, he’s Malcolm here, and there’s Oliver doing his thing, and Oliver’s getting away with it and, in a sense, doing exactly what Malcolm is doing, and no one’s pissed off at him about it. So that’s what he gets upset about it. So there’s got to be — if I were to say that Malcolm has tried to kind of do what Oliver is doing, and he would like to be in his position, put it that way: Malcolm would like to be in Oliver’s position.”

You can read the rest of our interview with Barrowman here.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

CONSTANTINE

Some new photos from “Constantine’s” upcoming third episode, “The Devil’s Vinyl,” have emerged on SpoilerTV. If the episode’s title leads you to believe you’ll see John Constantine behind two turntables and a microphone, these pics may be a disappointment.

NBC has released a new promo for the series; this one’s title commands you to “Fall in Love with Constantine.”

Airs Fridays on NBC

THE FLASH

Entertainment Tonight traveled to “The Flash’s” Vancouver set and discovered a Justice League Easter egg in Central City’s police department. The site spoke with head production designer Tyler Harron, who admitted that he intentionally gave the League a shout out when designing a wall filled with Greek gods.

“When I found out that I was going to do this show, this was the first thing that I designed,” sais Harron. “I’ve always been a huge DC fan and so it was really easy for me to say that I need to put this one Easter egg in here. All of the sets were based off of this.”

“I wanted to do a deco [themed] set and [the sculpting style of] bas-relief in the deco era was rampant and so was the Greek mythology in their sculptures,” said Harron. “So I said I’d like to put in an Easter egg that represents all each one of the Justice League members.”

ET includes a key to Herron’s elaborate Easter egg: Superman is Zeus, Batman is Hades, Wonder Woman is Hera, the Flash is Hermes, Green Arrow is Apollo, Aquaman is Poseidon and the Green Lantern is Hephaestus. And then, of course, there’s the big ol’ “JUSTICE” at the bottom of the image.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

A synopsis for “Gotham’s” ninth episode, titled “Harvey Dent,” has been released, and it includes a reassignment for Jim Gordon.

Selina leads a new friend on a perilous journey through Gotham to evade the assassins on her trail. Following a misstep, Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum in the all-new “Harvey Dent” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-109) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone

Guest Cast: Richard Kind as Mayor James, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Mackenzie Leigh as Liza, Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent, Leslie Odom Jr. as Ian Hargrove, Luke Forbes as John Hargrove.

The latest featurette from Fox focuses on Arkham Asylum and sheds just a little bit of light on some of the infamous location’s mysteries.

Airs Mondays on Fox

RICHIE RICH

Netflix has announced that an all-new TV series based on “Richie Rich” will air exclusively on the streaming service. The series will star Jake Brennan in the titular role and premiere in early 2015. The first season will run for 21 episodes and will feature a modern version of Richie that made “a trillion dollars by inventing and selling a cool new green technology.” The series will also star Joshua Carlon, Jenna Ortega, Lauren Taylor, Kiff VandenHeuvel and Brooke Wexler. The series comes from AwesomenessTV, a production company co-founded by “Smallville” producer Brian Robbins.

Premieres in early 2015 on Netflix

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